Smoothie leftovers 

So, I’ve been really into smoothies lately. Mostly because my flight to Hawaii leaves in two weeks!

Since I just throw stuff into a blender and see what happens, occasionally I make way too much to fit in my Rtic cup.

My solution:

I am way, way, way too cheap to be throwing stuff away.  So I make will smoothie ice cubes!

The next time I make a smoothie I throw two or three he’s in there and it’s some extra stuff!

These little ice cube trays are only one dollar from IKEA.


Heather Brown

I discovered Heather Brown’s art while on my honeymoon in 2013.

I’m pretty uncultured when it comes to music, theater, and the arts. But I just love love love her style.

I’m hoping to somehow stock her when I’m in Hawaii next month.  If that doesn’t work, I’ll just buy another print.

Like most artist they have artsy farts he stuff that’s really really expensive. But everything I’ve purchased it’s just a print for $35.

The frames, which I thought looked like driftwood, are from Joann.  They were actually pretty pricey, but if you’re a fan of Joann you know that they have sales all the time, and they constantly have coupons in addition to those sales!

Mahalo Heather Brown for making the world a more colorful place.

My car decals

For no reason at all, I’ve decided to share my car details:

I bought little Domo here at Epcot about five years ago.  I saved it until I got my new car (2 years ago).  It’s kind of embarrassing because I actually have no idea who don’t know actually is.  I just think he’s really cute.

This next ones also a little embarrassing, I don’t mind when other people have those stick figure families, but I was swore that I would never ever have one.  Then I found this on sale at Disney for a dollar.  I could not resist.  

It’s cracking pretty badly, so I don’t think it will last much longer.

I bought this little beauty on our honeymoon in 2013.  It also looks a little worn, but I’ll be back in Hawaii in a month!  I’m pretty sure I bought it at Walmart in Hawaii. Yes, I’m the weirdo that goes to Walmart on her honeymoon in Hawaii.

I recently saw this on someone’s car at the Magic Kingdom. I googled it and found it on WWE

Like I said, I always swore and I would never have a stick figure on my car… But this might be an exception.  I wish the mom was getting the RKO!

Proud Mom Moment!*


I’ve been on Facebook now for about 10 years, and since I’m 40 most of my friends from high school have had kids for quite a while now.

People are constantly posting “proud mom moment” and I was secretly mocking them.

But now that Bubba is actually doing cool stuff, I totally get it. My bad.

I mean, my kid can drink out of a cup!  She knows how to use the trashcan!  Look at her swimming!

I must be raising the smartest kid ever*.

* more sarcasm

Hawaii diet!

So I’m still carrying around an extra 20 pounds for being pregnant two years ago.

It’s my own fault really, I haven’t been trying very hard.

Until recently, I’m really buckling down. I think at the thought of going to Hawaii as a beached whale has me really scared. 

To motivate myself I made this silly chart:

It folds up into a little book.  Every time I walk 10,000 steps per day on my fit bit, or do a wrap of 10 arm exercises I cross off a square.

As you can tell, I have a long ways to go.  

Wish me luck!

Book review – The Face on the Milk Carton

So I went to library for the first time in about two years the other day.  Bubba was just running around like a crazy person, and pull this book off the shelf.

I was in the young readers section. Even though I’m a middle-aged mom I still love a good teenage book.

The Face on the Milk Carton is book number one in the series of about 3, 4 or even five books.  I managed to find 4 at the library.

The author is Caroline B. Cooney.

It’s the story about Janie, Who is kidnapped at age 3 and taken into some very wonderful parents. Then, 12 years later, she sees her face on a milk carton and puts two and two together.  So now she’s torn between her awesome parents, and the family that really really misses her.

It would be a great teenage book without some boys involved as well!

These books are for the early 90s, but it’s a lot of fun to read. I can read the entire book about a day if I really really tried.  (Of course, as a mom of a toddler, I don’t have any time at all, except on my lunch break at work!)

Anyways, if you’re looking for something quick to read, I recommend it!

I’m alive!

Man I have been gone for so long, and it sucks!

This is kind of embarrassing, but I’m posting of this blog post from my phone. I’m finally in the 20th century. This whole time of been downloading photos onto my computer, then posting on my computer, it was so time consuming.

Now I’m just walking around the house and talking into my phone. This is the greatest day of my life.

I love that silly microphone feature on my phone. I barely text anybody any more, I just talk text. One say I was actually leaving a message for somebody (like from the ’80s!) and after each sentence I said, “period”! #dork

How old do I sound right now?!?